Europe’s economies are growing, but which is performing the best?


Slow but consistent growth across Europe is evident in the latest batch of quarterly GDP figures released by Eurostat.

For the first time in a year, no economy has shown a fall in GDP. Instead, all have grown between 0.1% and 0.8% compared with the second quarter of 2016.

 Which European economies are growing fastest?

The seasonally adjusted figures show Bulgaria and Portugal as top performers with 0.8% growth, closely followed by Cyprus, The Netherlands, Slovakia and Spain with 0.7%.

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The larger EU economies fared less well. German growth fell to 0.2%, the same as France. The UK grew by 0.5%

GDP rose 0.4% in the EU as a whole during the third quarter of 2016, compared with the previous quarter. That compares with 0.7% in the U.S.

 EU28, euro area and the United States GDP growth rates

source:world economic forum

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